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Third Coast Test and Balance

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Third Coast Test and Balance is a full service testing and balancing company based out of Grand Rapids, MI.

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In order to ensure your HVAC Systems meets design, performance and efficiency standards it is important to have them measured and adjusted using calibrated instruments by a certified technician. By undergoing this testing, adjusting, and balancing procedure it will result in a prolonged life of equipment, reduced maintenance costs, a more comfortable indoor climate, improve air quality, and increases energy efficiency resulting in lower monthly utility expenses.

Building Performance Testing generally takes place during the commissioning phase of a project. Its purpose is to ensure that all of the systems, subsystems, and equipment are properly functioning in all of the different modes and conditions.

Your overall HVAC system can have poor performance and increased energy consumption if there is an malfunction with your Chiller and Cooling Tower System. To prevent this testing and adjustments are performed to ensure optimum system performance, efficiency, and safety.

A balanced system will only perform as intended with a commissioned control program. Correct operation of the Building Automation Control System, as well as other associated devices for communication, are verified, tested, and calibrated to ensure the HVAC system is functioning as intended.

Duct Leakage Testing, also known as Duct Pressure Testing, is a procedure that allows us to identify any deficiencies in your facility’s ductwork that could be compromising energy efficiency and leading to decreased comfort levels.

Before making improvements to any existing HVAC systems you have to establish performance data for each component. A complete existing system survey is the perfect way to determine system capacities, identify operating problems, and verify balance ability to ultimately offer our professional recommendation for corrective action.

Our complete fume hood testing and certification services are utilized to ensure safe conditions in laboratory facilities as well as provide effective and economic performance. One thing commonly overlooked is the importance of getting recurring fume hood testing to ensuring proper performance and ultimately save money.

Indoor Air Quality is very important. Poor air has been linked to frequent illness in employees. Excess carbon dioxide in a building can cause a number of problems. To combat this, outside air is introduced to the supply airstream. We offer outside air auditing to help bring ventilation rates up, and help keep air quality rates high.

All Commercial food service providers must have new kitchen hoods certified before use. We offer Kitchen hood testing to ensure the equipment is operating at its design intent. A kitchen hood that is not exhausting enough air will allow smoke from cooking equipment to migrate to other areas of the establishment. A kitchen hood that is exhausting too much can cause the building to be in a negative pressure scenario. This could lead to infiltration of outside air, and could potentially cause moisture and comfort issues, as well as waste energy.

Our Pre-Construction Document Review identifies any potential problems and coordination issues that will likely affect the overall balancing and performance of your systems. This allows for an overall increase in efficiency during the actual testing and balancing phase.

In an advanced effort to protect individuals, as well as valuable equipment and machinery, it is important to implement and test a smoke management system. The primary functions of these systems is to redirect, dilute, or control the movement of smoke to provide a safe, clear route.

The key purpose of stairwell pressurization is to ensure that, in the event of a fire, exit routes remain smoke-free. Stairwell pressurization ensures that people in a building can safely exit in the case of an emergency. When conducting this test, the most important factors that we test are door pull forces, correct pressures, and air change rates.

We offer complete investigative services on all Air, Exhaust, BMS Control, Heating Hydronics, and cooling systems.

Raised access floor pressurized plenum systems are common in computer labs, data centers, or other similar rooms in an effort to manage all of the cables and get air distribution. Proper plenum pressurization is compromised when a system leaks air. This leads to wasted energy, poor performance, and decreased comfort levels.

Contact Us

3860 Roger B Chaffee Memorial Drive Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49548

 

616-591-9355